As one of the world's leading manufacturers of optoelectronic semiconductors for the illumination, sensing and visualization sectors, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH combines the extensive know-how in semiconductors, converter materials and packages under one roof.
At its headquarters in Regensburg, Germany, a further production site in Penang (Malaysia) and a global network of sales and marketing centers, the company employs more than 4600 people.
The company benefits from more than thirty years of experience in the development and production of optoelectronic semiconductor components.
This is evidenced by more than 3,000 patents in the various areas of semiconductor technology. Added to this is the wealth of experience in the lighting sector stretching back one hundred years that the parent company OSRAM contributes.
This concentrated knowledge, coupled with innovative products, technologies and visions, makes OSRAM Opto Semiconductors a highly competent partner in all matters relating to semiconductor technologies for lighting applications.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has had a history of technology and innovation excellence compassing precision and timely product development.
The company's site in Penang has been manufacturing LEDs for worldwide distribution for more than 20 years. Currently, Penang has the world's most advanced LED chip factory.
The LED market is a fast-growing future market with immense potential. Osram aims to secure market leadership in the long term.
The company is not only investing in innovation, but also in expanding its production capacities - in Germany and at its location in Malaysia. Regensburg and Penang are important pillars in the company's growth strategy, standing for innovative LED technology.
The Penang wafer fabrication plant is operating in addition to the main plant in Regensburg to manufacture LED chips in state-of-the-art nitride technology and meeting growing demand from high-volume lighting and consumer applications.
Total investment in the new plant will ultimately be in high double figures of millions of euros which will also lead to creation of over 800 new jobs, making OSRAM one of the largest employers in the northern region.
Winning the 2007 German Future Prize was the latest highlight in the research history of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. Being one of the most innovative outfits in Germany, the company regularly launches new technologies and products.
For more than three decades of solid platform of experience and know-how in development and manufacture, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is not only a manufacturer of optoelectronic semiconductor components but also a reliable partner for semiconductor technologies in a wide range of lighting applications.